Front Page Mag: ‘Two of the most dangerous apocalyptic Muslim groups−that strongly believe in establishment of a global Islamic state and believe in annihilation of non-Muslim nations−are the Islamic State and the leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
They both share the same fatal ideology and mission with some minor differences. They believe that this is the end of the times for non-Muslims, and that they should prepare the world for the coming of the Imam Mahdi (also known as Muhammad al Mahdi) who would establish Islamic rule around the world and clean up the planet from those who do not practice Islam.
Apocalyptic Muslims have long believed that the appearance of Mahdi would coincide with a civil war in the lands of sham [Syria], which will destroy the country. In addition, Iraq will be in engulfed with domestic militia wars. They also believe that other non-Muslims will become vulnerable to Muslims and Islamic rulers.
The Shiite clerics of Iran believe that Mahdi is the child of Muhammad, the “hidden Imam” and the twelfth Imam. They argue that Muhammad al Mahdi was born thousands of years ago and disappeared to reappear later when certain signs emerge. On the other hand, the apocalyptic Muslim leaders of the Islamic State believe that Mahdi has not yet been born but this is the time that he will appear in the world.”
Opinion: While the talk of the final Antichrist being the charismatic Alexis Tsipras or Barack Hussein Obama is not new, it might be a good time to reiterate the theory put forth in both Joel Richardson’s book “The Islamic Antichrist” and our book “Antichrist: The Search for Amalek.”
Joel Richardson: “The Bible predicts in the last days a charismatic leader will establish a global following in the name of peace. Islamic prophecy also predicts that a man will rise up to lead the nations, pledging to usher in an era of peace. Islam s savior is called the Mahdi. However, the man in the Bible is the Antichrist. Joel Richardson suggests that the Mahdi and the Antichrist may actually be one and the same.”
RC Morro: “The final Antichrist will be an Edomite: part gentile/part Jewish, and likely Muslim in the same way our president is Christian, faith without works (James 2:26). The first set of judgments in Revelation 6 are the Four horsemen of the Apocalypse giving us the clue that the final man of sin could come from the brutal tribe of horsemen of the Scythian Empire (9th 1st century BC), which included modern day Ukraine.”
While both Richardson and myself are presenting theories based on Scripture it is always best to let Scripture speak for itself:
- Exodus 17:16 Moses recognizes Amalek, (part Jew/part gentile) Esau’s grandson, as a generational enemy of the Israelites
- Numbers 20:14 Moses recognizes Edom who is Esau (Genesis 36:1), as a brother of Jacob (Israel)
- Ezekiel 35:1-3 God is against Esau
- Obadiah 1:1 prophesies coming judgment on Edom
- Obadiah 1:18 Esau will be totally wiped out at some point in the future
- Isaiah 63:1-3 Esau will meet his end at the second coming of Jesus Christ
- Malachi 1:1-3 God defines the bloodline of Christ (Jacob) and Antichrist (Esau)
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